Construction Trends and Technologies
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Capitalize on Solar

Solar is transforming how structures consume energy—and, as such, it is changing how buildings are built, and offers a big opportunity for the construction community.The global solar energy industry is expected to reach $422 billion by... Continue Reading

BIM Matures

BIM (building information modeling) is creating construction jobs in Australia, New Zealand, and India, according to a new report from ReportBuyer.The BIM market is expected to experience high growth in the coming decade due to factors... Continue Reading

Shine Light on Your Emergency Exits

As a construction project moves forward and the structure goes up, more and more workers are on the jobsite. Once there are walls and floors and stories, getting out can get tricky. Once electricians, plumbers, and HVAC (heating... Continue Reading

Where Transportation Infrastructure Is Trending

Transportation infrastructure connects individuals to jobs, health services, and education. The transportation infrastructure also facilitates the supply of goods and services around the globe.A new report forecasts the market will grow,... Continue Reading

Choosing the Right Tires for Your Fleet is Critical

By Johni Francis, global OTR product manager, Titan InternationalThere has been a great deal of tire innovations in the last decade—in tread styles, in compounding, and in tire construction—however, many of these innovations were created... Continue Reading

Factors Driving the LiDAR Market

The jobsite is becoming smarter due to a number of factors. One contributing technology is LiDAR—and it is expected to grow 25.8 percent between 2017 and 2022.The major factors driving the LiDAR market are a rise in encouragement from... Continue Reading

The HVAC of the Future

HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems are meant to give comfort—and a new report is pointing to a continued growth and evolution in this market.New research shows the global HVAC services market will grow by about... Continue Reading

Gaining Insight into Your Project

Data is essential on construction projects to enable greater efficiency on a job—and more often contractors are harnessing the power of apps to collect and disseminate data on a project.One new example comes from the Raken App, which has... Continue Reading

Moving Models through the Lifecycle

The key driving factors for the BIM (building information modeling) market are:Optimized project performance and increased productivityEnhanced communication and coordination throughout the asset life cycle management processGovernment... Continue Reading

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Episode 51: Asset Management | Trucking Trends

Tuesday, March 7, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: The Tech ExperienceHost Peggy Smedley highlights some of the latest technology innovations for construction.Listen Now Segment 2: Asset... Continue Reading

Digging into the Excavator Market

Japan’s excavator market will get a boost from upcoming projects in the capital and surrounding area. The excavator market is expected to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of approximately 18 percent from 2017-2021, according... Continue Reading

Episode 49: Tire Trends | Robotic Systems

TUESDAY, February 21, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Changes for AggregatesHost Peggy Smedley looks at how new technology is changing aggregates in construction.Listen Now Segment 2: Tire... Continue Reading

Constructing Connected Railways of the Future

For more than 200 years, railways and railroads have been a part of the transportation landscape. Starting with the steam locomotive and evolving into electric railways within the first 100 years, railroads and trains have covered a lot... Continue Reading

Top 3 Trends for Hydraulics

The global hydraulic equipment market for mobile applications is evolving, and there are three emerging trends that will have a significant impact on the market.Technavio recently issued a new report that focuses on the market and... Continue Reading

3 Ways Telematics Can Help with Fleet Management

Technology is rapidly advancing. With the IoT (Internet of Things) and M2M (machine-to-machine) technology, we have new capabilities today that previously we would have never thought were possible. It’s important to stay on top of... Continue Reading

Cranes: Technology at the Top

Cranes are perhaps one of the most recognizable types of construction equipment. That may partly be due to the fact they can be seen hoisting materials up high, or sitting atop of a new structure being built. Crane models are available... Continue Reading

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